tomato cages

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by rnmom23, May 4, 2005.

  1. rnmom23

    rnmom23 Well-Known Member

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    Can I build tomato cages out of chicken wire? Hoe tall and how wide should they be? This is my first year with a garden and so I've got a lot to learn. Thanks.
     
  2. wy_white_wolf

    wy_white_wolf Just howling at the moon

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    Chicken wire would be to light wieght. I don't think it could support the wieght of the plants. Use something with heavier wire and larger holes so you can fit your hand through to pick the fruit. My cages are made out of 4"x 4" mess 4' tall rolled into 12" dia. cages.
     

  3. mpillow

    mpillow Well-Known Member Supporter

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    We made some out of Re-mesh (for concrete)

    The squares are 4x4 and about 5ft tall. tied in 18 inch circles with wire ties...cost about $100 for 40 cages.
     
  4. Beststash

    Beststash Well-Known Member

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    I also made mine from concrete wire - they have lasted for years - they are easy to push in the ground and when the bottom rung finally rusts away just cut it off and you have a "new" cage just 4 in shorter. In the winter just stack for next season.